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Research intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Recruitment of Co-op and Interns
Karp and Joshi Labs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Biomaterials, Medical Devices and Drug delivery
We are looking for highly self-motivated and highly organized students interested working in a highly interdisciplinary, challenging, and fast-paced research environment in the Joshi and Karp labs at Brigham and Women’s hospital and Harvard Medical School starting September 2023.
Project Title: Next generation biomaterials for therapeutic applications
Project Scope: The student will develop next generation biomaterials; including hydrogels, microparticles and nanoparticles for multiple therapeutic applications ranging from traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and immune disease, through a highly multidisciplinary approach. These biomaterials and their therapeutic formulations will be characterized using dynamic light scattering (DLS), chromatography (HPLC), FTIR, transmission electron microscopy, and other characterization techniques. Additionally, the student will also evaluate the therapeutic effects of these formulations in vitro and in vivo. The applicant will be directly trained and supervised by a postdoc to perform experiments, including techniques related to animal work. After sufficient training, the intern is expected to work independently with minimal supervision.
In addition to the rich research environment among top institutions in Boston such as Harvard and MIT, the student will gain exposure to other translational projects in the lab and have extensive opportunities to work with our collaborators including physicians and surgeons at BWH. The student will have opportunity to master his/her skills in research planning, scientific presentation, and writing, and appreciate unique challenges in academia versus industry. Our previous interns have been admited to the top-tier universities for PhD or MD including Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, UC berkley, Stanford, University of Chicargo, etc.
·      Students with backgrounds in all disciplines of engineering and science including Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
·      Enthusiasm and willingness to accept challenges to perform high-impact research.
·      Previous experience in wet lab research is preferred, but not necessary. We are looking for motivated and driven students, who are ready to immerse themselves to rapidly learn new techniques and build their analytical and research skills. A minimum commitment of 9-12 months is required.
·      Students with any of the following experience are preferred: 1) Relevant experience in novel drug delivery technologies (e.g., micro/nanoparticles, polymer coatings/matrices, and hydrogels). 2)Relevant experience with standard molecular, cell, and animal techniques, including flow cytometry, ELISA, cell viability assay, PCR, tissue harvest and processing and other techniques as needed. 3) Relevant imaging experience, including scanning electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and bright field microscopy.
Work Location
MA-Boston-BWH 60 Fenwood Road
Contact Details
Dr. Jingjing Gao (